In the guys, these chocolate covered things are MASSIVE addictive.
You literally cannot have just one.
We have certainly tried, but they are so easy to just burst into your mouth.
They are an enbiter, that's for sure.
And the flavors: sweet, caramel from the date, nutty from nut butter and chocolatey and salty from the outside.
SERIOUSLY, GET TO TAKE THIS!
Chocolate-covered stuffed dates are your next dessert you always have on hand
We could make my chocolate mug, but we currently have a huge batch of these chocolate covered stuffed dates in the fridge downstairs to swallow.
The best one-bite dessert ever!
It quickly slows down your sweet tooth!
Can I use semi-sweet chocolate?
Can I use white chocolate?
You could, but I can't recommend it.
How do dates taste?
They are nature's caramel!
They are sweet and a great way to curb those sugar cravings.
They are a cross between prunes and figs.
Can I use pitted dates?
Highly encouraged if you can find them, otherwise you piss them off yourself!
Can I use other nut lubricants?
Yes! I used peanut butter, but any natural butter is good.
Cashew, almond, pecan, etc.
Should I use natural nut butter?
It is preferred because it is easier to work with and it does not get superfast in the fridge.
Can I use crispy nut butter?
Yes, you can just make sure they are natural.
Should I use coconut oil?
It is highly recommended because the coconut oil helps the chocolate to harden and it also gives it that lovely shiny shine!
Can I melt the chocolate on the stove?
Only via a double boiler method. Certainly not directly in the pan; it is too difficult to control in that way and it is too easy to burn.
My chocolate was burning
My chocolate is seized, it's like a paste
Unfortunately, you have to start over.
My nut butter is still seeping out of the dates
You put too much into it.
I know this is a chocolate covered thing, but you can't over fill it otherwise it will leak out!
The nut butter is mixed with the chocolate mixture
It's not set enough; pop it in the fridge a little longer.
Do I have to refrigerate overnight?
No, you don't, but the chocolate gets firmer and it's easier to handle / eat without touching your fingers.
It doesn't melt so fast.
How long do these chocolate covered stuffed dates last?
Haha, as long as you can not eat these.
I would say you could store them in a sealed container for up to 10 days.
Can I freeze them?
What other toppings can I put on these?
Shredded coconut, chocolate chips, whatever you think would be good on top of these!
Sea salt is always my favorite.
Chocolate covered stuffed dates
These chocolate covered stuffed dates are incredibly easy to make, eat and are very addictive. Preparation time: 30 min. Cooling time: 45 min. Total time: 30 minutes Calories: 209kcal
- 16 ounces medjool dates, hanging
- High quality 6 ounce dark chocolate
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil, firm
- Your favorite natural nut butter, stirred
- Maldon sea salt flakes
- Line a large baking sheet with wax paper and set it aside.
- Take a sharp shield knife and gently push the date longitudinally (though not all the way !!) and remove the pit if you have dates with pits that are still in tact. If you got broken dates, cut the date longitudinally, but don't go all the way to the other side.
- Take a spoon and 1/2 teaspoon ish and fill the date. The best way to do this is to try to push as much of the nut butter into the two side pockets as the date has. Don't overfill. Carefully "close" the date and place it on the prepared baking sheet.
- Put dark chocolate and coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second increments with agitation after every 30 seconds to ensure it does not burn or break.
- Once the chocolate has melted, gently take the stuffed date and drop it (cut side up) into the melted chocolate. Use two forks to cover the date with chocolate and then use one of the forks, get the fork under the date and lift it off the chocolate and gently tap against the bowl to allow the excess chocolate to drip off.
- Using the other fork, gently push the date on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat until all dates are filled and dipped. Sprinkle sea salt on top or any topping you want.
- Place in the fridge and let it cool for at least 45 minutes, overnight is best, but 45 minutes is enough to start eating them.
Nutrition Facts Chocolate covered stuffed dates Serving (1 serving) calories 209 calories from fat 72 % Daily Value * Fat 8g12% carbohydrates 38 g13% Fiber 4g16% Sugar 15g17% protein 2g4% * Percent daily values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. * Nutrition facts are an estimate and are not guaranteed to be accurate.